George

Performance – he and you and what to do when shadows pull wings of death across the graves of ages made of stone and crucifixes and into seas of snowstorms anguish.
The performance crew of you and all that’s left of pain that swamps the stage with bloody clothes and masks of river rain

To be alive again and not to live; to be given life without its gift
It was strange, strange, strange performance that you gave
It was a strange, strange, strange farewell you made

Mae West: Mr. Deep Blue Sea

Mae West quotes
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
“There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.”
“I used to be snow white, but I drifted.”
“He who hesitates is last.”
“I only like two kinds of men; domestic and foreign.”
“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”
“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”
“When women go wrong, men go right after them.”
“It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.”
“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”

Vedran Smailovic, Adagio in G minor

 

Apparently, Vedran from Bosnia-Herzegovina would play his cello during the siege of Sarajevo amongst the ruins. He later moved to Northern Ireland.
The music is by or attributed to Tomaso Albinoni. it started as a fragment by Albinoni found by 20th-century musicologist, Albinoni biographer, Remo Giazotto who then finished it.

Street Life: Roxy Music

When this song first came out I couldn’t get it out of my head. Hearing it again it’s the same problem.

Turn on the TV/what do you see/the coronavirus/and it’s after me/
Sorry to say this/Sorry to say/now it’s all about VE day
Cover my head/ in an old smelly sock/I’m going back/ to when the world rocked

 

Spike Milligan – Ying Tong Song

 

Spike Milligan lived in Jerico
when the walls came tumbling down
and as he Israelites scaled the walls
they heard this terrible sound

ying tang, ying tang, ying tang, ying tang
ying tang tiddle-i-fo, etc

Spike Milligan was a Mexican
at the battle of the Alamo
as Davy Crocket levelled his musket
he heard this tale of woe

Spike Milligan was a clockwork bird
when they landed in Normandy
as they grouped upon the shore
this song came over the sea

Spike Milligan had a granddad
who fought at Waterloo
and as Napoleon rode his white horse
he heard this crazy tune

Ghengis Khan and his Army
came to engage the foe
but one man alone stood on guard there
singing, Ying Tang diddle-i-fo

Spike Milligan was a genius
who joined the British Army
by the end of the second world war
they saw that he’d gone barmy

Singing

take me home, I feel lazy
I think the whole world’s gone crazy

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“That’s all for now, folks”